Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: director reveals which character he regrets having cut in the edit

It is undoubtedly one of the most profitable film franchises in history. We are obviously talking about the eight opus Harry Potter, the adaptation on the big screen of the famous novels of JK Rowling which sold nearly 500 million copies in the world (according to the official website Wizarding World). As proof, the eight feature films grossed nearly $ 9.2 billion at the box office global as revealed The Numbers. A colossal figure which explains why the craze for the world of Hogwarts has never completely died out. Indeed, many Potterheads are hoping more than ever for the famous wizards to return to the cinema!

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – Credit (s): Warner Bros

A dream that could well come true sooner than expected! Indeed, the flagship director Chris Columbus said he wanted to adapt the play theCursed Child. In short, very good news for the Potterheads who just have to cross their fingers for this project to succeed. Moreover, this is not the only intention that Chris Columbus projects on the future of the franchise. By chatting with The Wrap, the latter revealed thathe still hoped to see one day an uncut version of‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone go to the cinema. Because we must not forget that originally, the very first Harry Potter initially lasted three hours.

British comic actor Rik Mayall
British comic actor Rik Mayall – Credit (s): Warner Bros

A first draft which has not yet been validated by the leaders of Warner Bros. who preferred to cut certain scenes. Among them were sequences with Peeves (played by British legend Rik Mayall), the mischievous poltergeist who loves to prank the sorcerer’s apprentice. An endearing character that the director regrets today for having ousted from the final cut: “We have to put Peeves back in the movie, this character was cut from the movie”. Moreover, the latter then revealed that the long version of the film had been very popular with children during the test viewing: “The parents said it was too long, the children said it was too short “. And as the saying goes, the truth always comes out of the mouths of children! So we just have to hope that this uncut version will one day be released in the cinema.

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